The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity has put together a way for you to thank and honor your mentor all this month.
Watch University leaders (Dr. Vivian Lewis, Dr. Michael McKee, Dr. Jeffrey Alexis, and Dr. Paul Burgett) thank their mentors.
On January 22, a panel discussion was held with the authors of a recent article in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education: "Love Letters: An Anthology of Constructive Relationship Advice Shared Between Junior Mentees and Their Mentors" (click here for article). All authors are from the University of Rochester and discussed frustrations and good advice on improving the mentor-mentee relationship.
A new study titled Researcher Resilience through Multidimensional Mentoring- an upstate New York Initiative investigates the role of two different types of trainee and faculty mentoring education (workshops for mentors and peer mentor groups) in promoting resilience. The Principal Investigator, Dr. Vivian Lewis, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, is seeking underrepresented minorities and women graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty and their mentors to participate, for more information click here.
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, in collaboration with CTSI, hosts a workshop on Mentoring each spring. Last year's workshop "Mentoring: Tales from the Front" featured Denham Ward, chair emeritus of Department of Anesthesiology, and Deborah Fowell, associate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Both speakers received mentoring awards from URMC in 2011.
This office, with support from the Faculty Working Group on Mentoring, completed a Mentoring Report in the Fall of 2010. This report, which has been accepted by the Deans, Provost, and President, concludes that mentoring is an important need throughout the University and provides general principles and recommendations for each school to increase mentoring here at Rochester. To read this report, please click here.
Clifton Poodry, PhD, Director of the NIH Division of Minority Opportunities in Research, visited Rochester on October 12, 2011. To view the webcast, click here.